Blackpool News / What's On Klingons on The Blackpool Tower! 5 October 2017 by Visit Blackpool A new and exclusive Star Trek 3D projection show has been unveiled as Blackpool gears up for its busiest weeks of the season. The short film, which has been produced in association with CBS and Netflix, is being projected on to the front of The Blackpool Tower building each night as part of the LightPool shows which run throughout the Blackpool Illuminations season until Sunday 5 November. It has been created to coincide with the worldwide launch of Star Trek: Discovery, a brand new TV series, the first episode of which was aired towards the end of September. The collaboration comes just weeks after the Star Trek franchise teamed up with dance group, Diversity, to switch on the Blackpool Illuminations. In a unique arrangement, Gabriel Lorca (actor Jason Isaacs), the captain of the Discovery, was beamed on to a giant screen on the Tower Festival Headland to help trigger an explosion of lights, fireworks and confetti, and kick-start 66 nights of Illuminations. The Star Trek projection complements two other space-themed shows within the free-to-watch LightPool programme. Down The Rabbit Hole portrays an astronaut exploring new worlds and Chasing Stars, featuring a voiceover by Captain Tim Peake, presents an intergalactic tour aimed at inspiring the next generation. Cllr Gillian Campbell, Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council, said: “We are delighted to be able to unveil the Star Trek 3D projection show in time for the October half-term holidays. “The Switch-On event and the creation of this film have cemented what was already a strong relationship with the Star Trek franchise given that we have the permanent exhibition on the Golden Mile and features within the Illuminations. “We are thrilled to be working with such an iconic global franchise.” The premiere of Star Trek: Discovery was aired on CBS All Access on Sunday 24 September to be followed by seven further episodes, ending coincidentally on November 6 – the night after the official end of the Illuminations. The second chapter of the season will resume in January 2018. The series is being distributed by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries. Star Trek is one of the most influential global television franchises and is returning to television 50 years after it was first broadcast. The new Discovery series follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and lifeforms. It features a new ship, characters and missions.